Project Profile: InterDec

The Potential of Seasonal-to-Decadal-Scale Inter-Regional Linkages to Advance Climate Predictions


Principal Investigators: Daniela Matei, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany
Partners: Hisashi Nakamura, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Jinro Ukita, Niigata University, Japan
Tao Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Mojib Latif, GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
Yongqi Gao, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Norway
Noel Keenlyside, University of Bergen, Norway
Torben Koenigk, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Sweden
Steven Woolnough, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Frederic Vitart, European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts, United Kingdom
Sponsors: National Natural Science Foundation of China, China
Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Germany
Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
Research Council of Norway, Norway
Formas, Sweden
National Environment Research Council, United Kingdom


Full Project Title: The Potential of Seasonal-to-Decadal-Scale Inter-Regional Linkages to Advance Climate Predictions
Full Call Title: Climate2015


Project Objective: InterDec is an international initiative aimed at understanding the origin of decadal-scale climate variability in different regions of the world and the linkages between them by using observational data sets and through coordinated multi-model experiments.
Call Objective: This call aims to contribute to the overall challenge of developing climate services with a focus on inter-regional linkages role in climate variability and predictability. Major impediments indeed still exist having efficient climate services at regional and local level, because of little or poorly understood climate processes (in part caused by a paucity of observations), inadequate dissemination of scientific knowledge, conflicts between climatic and non-climatic stressors and lack of action by decision makers and the human society at large.




Duration: 42 months
Call Date: 2015-04-06
Project Award Date: 2015